Swage Bus Accessories

Swage Bus Accessories use a compression technology process called "swaging" that enables installation of aluminum bus accessories without the need of a welder. These Swage products allow the electric utility to install the accessories faster and more efficiently with lower installation costs over the welding process. The Swage accessories complement AFL’s Substation products which are made for low voltage up to 765 kV applications that involve cable, pipe, flat or tubular bus and integral web connections.

Swage Accessories Catalog

Swage Bus Installation Instructions

Swage Case Study (LCLP)

Swage Case Study (EMC)

AFL’s Swage Technology for Substation Applications


Swage tools can be found in our Tools and Equipment section.

Benefits

  • No need for certified welders—with simple training, anyone can install
  • Faster installation—three times faster than traditional welding process
  • All weather—can be installed in inclement weather preventing costly installation shutdowns
  • Quality and consistent installation—human error reduced with the unique compression technique
  • Permanent connection strength—unlike bolted connections which may require tightening
  • Rated for 500 kV application


Videos







 

Swage Products

Swage Aluminum Bus Couplers are designed to connect two bus pipes and carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. These accessories range from 230kV-500kV. SWC-AA, SWCL-AA, SWCR-AA, SWEP-AA,
Swage Aluminum Bus Cross is designed to connect two tap bus ends to a bus run and carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. These accessories vary from 230-500kV. SWX-AA, SWXR-AA, SWXS-AA, SWXRS-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus End Caps are designed for use on bus pipes. These accessories are used to minimize electrostatic losses and to prevent nesting of birds. These accessories vary from 230-500kV.
Swage Aluminum Bus Expansion Couplers are designed to compensate for expansion and contraction in bus runs. These accessories carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. These accessories are rated for 230 kV. SXWWC-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Expansion Supports are designed to compensate for expansion and contraction in bus runs while supporting both runs. These accessories carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. These accessories are rated for 230-500 kV. SWXBC-AA, SWXBC-V-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Expansion Terminals are designed to compensate for expansion and contraction in bus runs. These accessories carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. Terminal pads conform to NEMA standards. These accessories are rated for 230-500 kV. SWXL-AA, SWXL-90V-AA,SWXL-V-AA, SWXL-90V-V-AA SWXL-90-AA, SWXLO-AA, SWXLO-90V-AA, SWXLS-AA, SWXLS-90V-AA, SWXTS-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Stirrups and Grounding Studs are designed to connect to a bus pipe and carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. These accessories vary from 230-500kV. SWGPH-AA, SW2GPH-AA, SWGPHS-AA, SW2GPHS-AA, SWGPHV-AA, SWGPHVS-AA, SWGS-AA, SW2GS-AA, SWGSS-AA, SW2GSS-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Supports are designed to connect bus bar to insulators on 3-inch, 5-inch and 7-inch bolt circles. Some Bus Supports use Swage Technology for installation. These accessories vary from 230-500kV. PSD-AA, PSD-CH-AA, PSD-V-AA, PSD-V-CH-AA, WPS-AA, SWPS-AA, SWPSS-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Tee & Vee are designed to connect bus tap ends to a bus run and carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. These accessories vary from 230-500kV. SWT-AA, SWTS-AA, SWTA-AA, SWTAS-AA, SWVBP-AA, SWVBPS-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Terminal Taps are designed to connect to a bus pipe and carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. Terminal Tap pads conform to NEMA standards. These accessories vary from 230-500kV. SWTC-AA, SW2TC-AA, SWTCS-AA, SW2TCS-AA, SWTF-AA, SW2TF-AA, SWTFS-AA, SW2TFS-AA
Swage Aluminum Bus Terminals are designed to connect to a bus pipe and carry the full current of the bus pipe using Swage Technology. Terminal pads conform to NEMA standards. These accessories vary from 230-500 kV. SWTPC-AA, SWTP-AA, SWTPA-AA, SWTPA-90-AA, SWTPA-45R-AA